5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Travel Photography

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2. You need to be in good shape

Now, I don’t mean you need a six pack to participate in travel photography, but you will need to be fit enough to power through long days, not just physically, but mentally, too. Sometimes, jobs require you to hike 10 miles with an additional 3,500 feet of elevation gain. It’s very rare that photoshoot locations are right off the side of the highway. You have to work for your content, and if you aren’t prepared physically, it’ll be a rude awakening as you’re struggling to get to the predetermined location.

But more than physically, it’s the mental preparedness that’s really needed. You have to make sure you are organized, prepared, and can react with quick decisions in important situations. You have to be on top of your game and always be learning, through other photographers and videographers, or you’ll never grow or get better.

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